Friday, September 26, 2008

Paul Kanjorski as Alexander Haig????

Click to view Congressman Kanjorskion CNBC's Squawk Box talking about the economic crisis. Today Paul Kanjorski couldn't wait to get in front of the camera to talk about the deal brokered to solve the out of control financial crisis. He called it "Tremendous progress" and " We've been working for six days to put the bill together to get that accomplished and I would say we have done that..It's almost an accomplished fact that they have done that..they are going to negotiate some fine points between the House and the Senate." He says of the Presidential Candidates.."the faster they can get out of the White House and get back up to the Hill... We'll have the bill done." He continues his criticism of the Presidential Candidates..."They are a delaying force. We know what has to go into the bill..We have negotiated very hard..It's been responsive from both sides..We have the bill basically complete. All we have to do is a sign of...Of this posturing Oh My God we need all the help of these people coming in."

All of this rhetoric reminds me of Alexander Haig. In 1981, after the March 30 assassination attempt on Reagan, Haig asserted before reporters "I'm in control here" as a result of Reagan's hospitalization.

“ Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the President, the Vice President and the Secretary of State in that order, and should the President decide he wants to transfer the helm to the Vice President, he will do so. He has not done that. As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending return of the Vice President and in close touch with him. If something came up, I would check with him, of course." Rather than being seen as an attempt to allay the nation's fear, the quotation became seen as an attempt by Haig to exceed his authority.

Kanjorski is so far behind in the latest poll for a 24 year incumbent that he is desparate to bring any type of good news to the public. Paul, reparations for Cornerstone come this way. "I apologize to the American people for the failure that happened at Cornerstone." It would be harebrained to expect such a declaration of guilt. He refused to apologize to the American troops in Iraq for lying to the public about the real effort that would have been put forth in Congress to end the war and bring our ladies and men home, our families together once again.

His declaration of a deal brokered to end the financial crisis was premature and self serving. The audacity in a techological world of information validates the findings of the Franklin and Marshall poll. "DesRECD. Do you believe that Paul Kanjorski has done a good enough job in the U.S. House of Representatives to DESERVE RE-ELECTION, or do you believe it is TIME FOR A CHANGE?
35% Deserves re-election 54% Time for a change

1 comment:

Gort said...

I always use a variation of that Haig quote:

I'm in charge! Take cover, adjorn Congress!

Welcome to the circus. I listed you at NEPA Blogs

and added you to my blogroll.

Thanks for the link.